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Taman Safari Indonesia reports man, woman to police for giving animals alcohol

  • Agnes Anya
    Agnes Anya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, November 15, 2017 | 02:58 pm
Taman Safari Indonesia reports man, woman to police for giving animals alcohol A newborn pygmy hippopotamus with its mother are seen at Taman Safari Indonesia in Cisarua, Bogor, West Java, in this file photograph. (Instagram.com/taman_safari)

Management of a conservation park in Cisarua, Bogor, West Java, have reported a man and woman to the police for giving a hippopotamus and a deer an alcoholic drink, as shown in a video that went viral. 

"We reported the two perpetrators to Cisarua Police this morning. Their actions endangered our animals and breached animal welfare norms. Hence, we decided to take the case to the police," Taman Safari Indonesia's spokesman Yulius Suprihardo told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.

Yulius added that the park's veterinary team was currently examining the animals to determine whether the alcohol had affected their health. 

Yulius thanked Instagram users for reporting the issue to Taman Safari Indonesia. 

"Thank you for your concern and support toward our animals' welfare."

Animal welfare activists lambasted a man and woman known on Instagram as @philipbiondi and @alyccaaa for giving a hippopotamus and a deer red wine at Taman Safari Indonesia. 

The actions were recorded and uploaded by the woman on her Instagram story before the videos went viral.

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